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New BOE faces budget issues

By Kellie Geist

The new and returning members of the Bethel-Tate board of education have an uphill road ahead of them. The district’s 4.34-mill emergency property tax levy, which was on the ballot Nov. 3, failed by about 20 percent of the votes with 1,196 votes for the levy and 1,829 votes against it. “I’m pleased that people voted me back on the school board, but in the big picture, I’m disappointed in the levy,” Mark Rose said. “We know there are going to have to be some kind of cuts and there’s going to have to be some really serious looking at everything.”

Rose, an incumbent, was voted back onto the school board with 1,397 votes. The other incumbent, Kathy Adams, received 1,216 votes. “I hope that says the voters think we’re doing something right. I’m thrilled that I have won, but it’s sad the levy didn’t pass,” Adams said. “It’s been tough trying to work through the budget for the last two years and it’s only going to be harder.” “We want to make sure our kids get the best education that we can offer and we need to figure out how to offer that education in our current financial straits,” Adams said. Brian Ward will fill the third open seat after receiving 1,550 votes. “I’m pleasantly surprised. I had

a lot of support from family and friends,” Ward said. “I’m going to do the best I can for the school district and the community.” This election’s campaign was more of a grassroots effort complete with door-to-door visits, community meetings and visits to local organizations and agencies. While they weren’t sure if the levy would pass, Superintendent Jim Smith said he was hoping they would at least close the gap. “The last two elections have been 60 (percent against) to 40 (percent for) the levy. We were at least hoping we could close that gap and that didn’t happen,” Smith said. ”I think we’re just facing the economy at this point. That’s the problem as much as anything.” In the coming weeks, the school

board will have to look at how to balance the district’s budget. Whether the district will return a fourth time to ask for additional money has not been decided. The failed property tax would have generated about $750,000 for the district. While there have been no discussions about what exactly will be cut without the additional funding, about 80 percent of the district’s budget are for personnel. “If you don’t have additional revenue, something has to give,” Rose said. The vote numbers have not been certified. The Clermont County Board of Elections will certify the election later this month.

Bethel decides fate of zoning and police By Mary Dannemiller

The Bethel Zoning Department is expected to remain in tact and the Bethel Police Department will add two part-time officers to its force. That’s a recommendation formulated by the village’s finance committee Nov. 5. The committee also decided not to issue any raises to village employees at the start of the year, but did not issue a wage freeze. Bethel Village Council member Gary Hutchinson had pushed for the zoning department to be eliminated and for village Administrator Travis Dotson to absorb those duties in an effort to quicken the village’s financial recovery, but finance committee chair Donna Gunn disagreed. The village is currently operating with a negatively balanced general fund and council members expect to be placed on fiscal emergency by the state auditor’s office. “My overriding concern is for the budget,” Hutchinson said. “What the zoning administrator does is very important, but that is one area where we have some control over the budget.” Gunn said ven if Dotson absorbed zoning duties, money would still have to be taken from the general fund to pay him. “If those duties fall to Travis, then some of his salary would have to come out of the general fund,” she said. “Most of what he does now deals with water and electric so he is paid out of those funds, but this would change that. I am not ready to deal with doing away with zoning.” The committee also will recommend to full council that the police department hire two part-time officers to replace full-time Officer Erica Woodruff, who recently left the department for a position with Pierce Township. Fiscal Officer Angel Burton said the 2010 budget would allow for the hirings while keeping the village at its goal of holding the budget to 85 percent. Council also will vote on whether the village’s employees should receive raises during the first part of next year. The committee will recommend no raises be issued at this time, but that could change.

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A few volunteers work on cutting wood for the deck and ramp while the others assemble the pieces as part of a United Way volunteer campaign in Felicity. From left are Brian Farison of Milford; Cliff Labbe of Cincinnati; and Richard Donovan of Loveland. See story and more photos, A4.

New mayor focuses on police, budget By Mary Dannemiller

James Dick has high hopes for Bethel. As the newly elected mayor, he plans on maintaining 24-hour police coverage and keeping the budget 15 percent under anticipated revenue. The Bethel Village Council member was elected mayor Tuesday, Nov. 3, beating challenger Rus Whitley by more than 150 votes. Dick won 378 votes (62 percent) with Whitley taking 224 votes (37 percent.) “I’m thankful that people agreed with what I wrote in my brochures and what I said when I spoke with them around town,” Dick said. “If people agree with your proposals, they’ll give you their votes and their confidence that once elected, you will be true to your word.” The village is operating with a negatively balanced general fund and expects to be placed on fiscal emergency by the state auditor’s office. The finance committee has been discussing the possibility of a police levy early next year, but Dick said he thought the village might be able to maintain 24-hour police coverage without increasing taxes.

“I haven’t made up my mind up on the levy,” he said. “I would really have to look at whether or not we could still float this thing Dick with the general fund and it looks like we probably could. Compared to other villages, our police levy is extremely small, but that might not be enough justification to support a police levy.” Dick said the village needed to explore alternate ways of funding costly expenditures, like the mutual aid the police department frequently gives to Tate Township and Felicity. “Mutual aid is just a fact of life, it’s just what we do, but we need to come up with some different way to fund those kinds of things,” he said. Difficult cuts across the village’s departments might have to be made to improve the village’s financial situation, Dick said. “Everything is going to need to be looked at,” he said. “We made some obvious cuts earlier within the police and public works departments, but now we’re getting down

to the point where the tough decisions need to be made.” Dick also said he would like to make an effort to be the face of the community and raise awareness about Bethel’s community events, ranging from Down Home Christmas to church parties. “I plan to be a community facilitator to really bring groups together and help advertise all the different events we have going on in Bethel,” he said. “The mayor is a great position to promote those kinds of things and maybe raise a little money for the community while building pride.” Current Mayor John Swarthout said he and Dick would meet before he took office to talk about the position. “I’m very pleased that James won,” he said. “He is a nice young man and an asset to the council and I think he’ll do an excellent job.” Village council member Donna Gunn was elected as a write-in candidate, as were Mary Daugherty, Priscilla Johnson and Janice Ireton. The vote totals are uncertified. The Clermont County Board of Elections will certify the vote later this month.


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centralized Columbus collection unit include, a Web site that allows those making payments to use a debit card, and, a Web site that accepts Master Card and Discover payments. To ensure prompt payment and accurate posting to the individual’s child support case, payments should include name, Social Security number, SETS number, and/or court number. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act requires all states to operate a state disbursement unit for collection and disbursement of support payments from a single physical location. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

operates the state disbursement unit, OCSPC. “Those employers who have 50 or more employees are required to make child support payments electronically,” said Gilreath. Guidelines for remitting payments are available on the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Web site at and on the Clermont CSE Web site You also may call the Clermont CSE office at (513) 732-7248 for assistance. Employer payments sent to the Clermont County CSE office after Dec. 1 will be returned to the employer.

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didates will flip a coin to decide who wins, Miller said. The other three council members will be Lori Martineck, 70 votes; Carol Forste, 56 votes; and Kent Jones, 55 votes. The sixth candidate for the four open council seats was Andrew Thaler, who received 20 votes.

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Boy Scout Dale Anderson with Troop 742 in Bethel is planning his Eagle Scout project which includes building a bridge, making signed and remodeling a campsite at East Fork State Park. To raise money for the


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When it came time for their annual United Way campaign, two groups of volunteers chose to help out a few homeowners in Felicity. A group from Ethicon Endo-Surgery came to the village Friday, Oct. 30, to build a deck and handicap ramp. Cliff Labbe, the project leader for Ethicon EndoSurgery, said he looked online for a United Way campaign project that would make a difference in someone’s life. “I wanted to do something that would genuinely benefit someone. Maybe something that wouldn’t get done if we didn’t do it,” Labbe said. “This ramp will help give (the homeowner) back some of her independence.” This project, as well as two landscaping projects Procter & Gamble volunteers completed, were recommended to United Way by Sue McKinley, the manager of Place Matters in Felicity, a United Way community improvement program. “When I posted the projects on the Web site, I didn’t expect all three to get picked, but we are thrilled they all were,” McKinley said. The Ethicon EndoSurgery volunteers had a rough start to the day when they found the footers that had been poured didn’t match their site plan. But once construction got underway, Labbe said things went pretty well. They returned Tuesday, Nov. 3, to finish the project. “I know everyone on our side of the fence felt lucky that we could be in the Felicity community really helping someone out,” Labbe said. “We had a lot of community support. People drove by all day and waved to us.” The second group of volunteers to visit Felicity was a group from Procter & Gamble. These volunteers helped



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BRIEFLY School meetings

BETHEL – The Bethel-Tate board of education will hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at William Bick Primary, 101 Fossyl Drive. Also meeting in November, the district’s Athletic Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the district’s central office. The Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Bethel-Tate High School, 3420 Ohio Pike.

Erdy fundraiser

BATAVIA – To honor fallen Clermont County Marine, Lance Cpl. Nicholas B. Erdy, the fifth annual Nick Erdy Foundation Dinner, Dance and Auction has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia, Ohio. The evening’s festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include dinner, provided by Texas Roadhouse, open bar, dancing, live and silent auctions. All proceeds go to The Nick Erdy Foundation, an organization the family founded to maintain scholarships in Nick’s honor and to benefit several local, not-for-profit groups, which distribute funds for injured Marines and their families. Seating is available for $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight. Auction items also are being accepted. Seating requests and donations can be mailed to: The Nick Erdy Foundation, 2948 Quitter Road, Williamsburg, OH 45176. For more information, contact Rita Erdy-Elleman at (513) 965-0437 or

Legislative luncheon

UNION TWP. – Don’t miss this opportunity to amplify your voice and the voice of your business needs when Jean Schmidt comes home to the Clermont Chamber as featured speaker for the November Legislative luncheon. Let U.S. Rep. Schmidt hear your concerns about such federal issues. The Legislative Luncheon is 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Receptions Eastgate. Cost is $38 for chamber members and $50 for non members. To make a reservation or for more information, visit or call 576-5000.

CCHS meeting

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Historical Society will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in room S142, at UC College, 4200 Clermont College Drive in Batavia. The program will be “Show and Tell.” They ask everyone to bring some interesting item to share with the group. The meeting is free and open to the public.

County history display

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organizations and the Clermont County commissioners have a joint project on Clermont County History. The commissioners installed a display case in the lobby of the Administration Building, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia. Each month a different Clermont County historical organization has a display on county history. For the month of November, in celebration of

veterans, the Clermont County Veterans Commission will have a display. The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the administration building.

Genealogical meetings

BATAVIA – The following is a list of upcoming programs sponsored by the Clermont County Genealogical Society. They are free and open to the public. Additional information can be found at: ~ohclecgs/ or 723-3423. The programs are held at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of the month (unless noted otherwise) at the Doris Wood Branch Library 180 S. Third St. in Batavia. • Saturday Jan. 2, Program: “The Lively Family Massacre” - a PBS DVD produced by Legend Seekers, on a frontier family living in Illinois who are massacred by Indians in 1813. • Saturday, Feb. 6, Program: “First Families and Settlers and Builders of Clermont County, Ohio.” A program will be presented on the application process for the two lineage societies in Clermont County. This program will be of particular interest to those who can trace their ancestors back to the early settlers (prior to 1820-1860) of the county.

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Elections meetings

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Board of Elections has scheduled board meet-

ings for the following dates: • Nov. 16, at 9 a.m., open official canvass and any other regular business. • Nov. 24, at 2:00 p.m., certification of general election and regular monthly board meeting. The meetings are held at the board office, 76 S. Riverside Drive in Batavia.

Tack exchange

OWENSVILLE – The East Fork Mounted Search & Rescue team will host a tack exchange from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 100 Locust St. in

Owensville. A $1 donation will be accepted at the door. New and used horse equipment will be featured along with door prizes, artwork, home decor, other horse-related items and a raffle. Food will be available. The cost for a table is $30 for a booth and table, additional tables are $6 each. Cost for 4-H clubs or outdoor space is half the cost of a table. For more information, call Linda at 513-265-5637 or Marsha at 513-256-8292.

Aglow meeting

NEW RICHMOND – Aglow International, a inter-denominational Christian organization, will have their first meeting at 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 5, in the second floor meeting room of the Ashburn Memorial Building

County considers incentive to cut workforce By John Seney

The Clermont County commissioners are moving closer to offering voluntary early retirement to some workers in an effort to cut costs. However, another plan to offer voluntary separation incentives to all employees has been abandoned. Under the retirement plan, the number of years required for retirement would be cut from 30 to 25 years. This would affect at least seven employees who

are paid either fully or partially out of the general fund. At a work session Nov. 4, Administrator David Spinney told the commissioners he thought the plan also should be offered to county workers outside the general fund, such as those paid by elected officials like the recorder or auditor. The plan would be voluntary and workers would have a specific time frame, like 30 days, to accept it. Commissioner Ed Humphrey said he agreed the plan should be offered to employees of all office hold-

ers. “We think this is a reasonable plan,” he said. Spinney said a resolution to adopt the plan would be offered at the Nov. 9 commissioners meeting. Another plan to offer monetary separation incentives to all employees was withdrawn after Spinney said the prosecutor’s office questioned whether the county had the statutory authority to implement the plan. The commissioners also are considering proposals to furlough workers in 2010.

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Boys & Girls Clubs Board President John Greer, left, with team members Lynn Baird, Gary Bonomini and Doris Bonomini at the club’s golf outing.


Members of the Felicity-Franklin FFA chapter attended the 47th annual Farm Science Review (FSR) Sept. 23 at the Molly Caren Agriculture Center in London, Ohio. Those who attended include FFA members, from left, Clint Morgan, Bobby Hull, Jonathan Mefford, Jake Foster and teacher Holly Jennings.

FFA members attend FSR Members of the Felicity-Franklin FFA chapter attended the 47th annual Farm Science Review (FSR) Sept. 23, held at the Molly Caren Agriculture Center in London, Ohio. The event was sponsored by The Ohio State University. Members experienced hundreds of demonstrations and also saw expensive machinery. Attending FSR also helped the FFA Soil Team meet with a state soil scientist who was able to assist the team before the district contest that took place later that week.


Members of the Felicity-Franklin FFA chapter attended the 47th annual Farm Science Review (FSR) Sept. 23 at the Molly Caren Agriculture Center in London, Ohio. Here, members study soils with the state soil scientist.

$33,000 raised for Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County recently hosted its 12th annual golf outing at Coldstream Country Club. The event raised $33,000 for club operations. The outing was filled to capacity with 30 foursomes. Former Detroit Tiger baseball player Jon Warden emceed the event and Coldstream member Tom Matlock served as auctioneer. Katie Higgs, a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs for 10 years and the club’s 2009 Youth of the Year Runner Up, gave a presentation during dinner. Katie told her very moving personal story of why the club is important to her. She concluded her presentation by saying, “The Boys & Girls Club saved my life.” Since 1997, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County have been providing hope and opportunity for thousands of young people like Katie. This year, more children than ever before are engaging in the life changing programs of the club. Each day since the start of the 2009-2010 school year, as many as


Boys and Girls Club staff member Jamie Lautenslager, right, encourages 2009 Youth of the Year runner-up Katie Higgs before Katie’s speech at the club’s golf outing. 220 young people ages 6 to 18 attend clubs in New Richmond, Amelia and Felicity.

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Campaign helps kindergarten readiness United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) has distributed $115,020 to help boost kindergarten readiness and improve early childhood education in Clermont County. The money, a series of grants resulting from the Winning Beginnings campaign, aims to ensure every child has access to high quality early education programs and increases the number of children prepared for success in kindergarten. Winning Beginnings grants, recommended by the Eastern Area Action Council and support Success By 6 efforts in Clermont County, increase literacy-based home visitation for preschool-aged children, help early childhood programs implement assessments that measure progress, and provide coaching and technical assistance to help programs achieve Step Up to Quality star ratings. Ohio is one of 18 states to have implemented a quality rating system that encourages higher quality

and gives parents a tool to evaluate quality. To date, there are 23 programs in Clermont County with star ratings. Half of these are operated by Child Focus, a Success By 6 partner with UWGC. A recent luncheon hosted by Success by 6 and 4C for Children in Clermont County for 10 child care providers located in or feeding children into the four targeted school districts – Batavia, Clermont Northeastern, Felicity and Williamsburg – resulted in all participants expressing interest in working toward a quality rating. To date, one program has submitted an application and more are working on the application process. Investments by the Winning Beginnings campaign have also included these results in Clermont County: • Ohio Department of Education’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment - Literacy (KRA-L) scores were reviewed over a threeyear period in the county’s nine school districts. With the ultimate

goal of working with all nine districts, two were selected for immediate partnership and two more will be phased in during the current school year. • Two school districts worked with Success By 6 to survey parents of incoming kindergartners regarding their children’s enrollment in early childhood programs to better understand how those experiences affect KRA-L scores and school readiness. • The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati expanded its home visitation program in Batavia and Felicity. The program – Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) – is a literacy based curriculum that encourages reading in preparation for kindergarten entry. “A growing number of stakeholders are recognizing early childhood as the first phase of the education continuum, as it is during this critical period that the stage is set for school success or failure,” said Debra Gordon, director, United

Way of Greater Cincinnati-Eastern Area. “And we know that school success leads to life success.” In addition to Winning Beginnings funds, United Way committed $15,000 to allow Batavia to participate in a state-wide project aimed at making schools more ready for children. The Ready Schools initiative is a collaborative project that includes the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators, the Kellogg Foundation, and two dozen elementary schools. In October, United Way volunteers celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Born Learning Trail at the Mt. Carmel Park. The trail, made possible by the generosity of The Midland Co., is a place parents can take their young children to explore and learn together in a fun outdoor environment. “These investments, thanks to contributions from local companies, foundations and individuals, help

support United Way’s commitment of ensuring high quality early childhood care and education for families in our region, and Winning Beginnings is helping make that happen,” Gordon said. The Winning Beginnings campaign runs separately from the annual United Way fundraising campaign. It was initiated with a “silent” phase in 2007, bringing in more than $6 million. The goal is to raise up to $30 million over five years from private sources. The private sector goal is coupled with a long-term public policy goal to attract more state resources for improving high quality early childhood education. Winning Beginnings will ultimately support three efforts, including quality early childhood education, home visitation to help parents improve their parenting skills and a system that monitors the effectiveness of these practices as they work to prepare children for the classroom.


Running to regionals

Bethel-Tate High School cross country runners Andi Lanigan and Lance Lambert qualified for the cross country regional meet on Halloween in Troy, Ohio. The top 16 in each race (boys and girls) will move onto state the following weekend. Lanigan finished seventh out of 74 and finished fourth in the SBAAC league. She is the daughter of Pascal and Sandy Lanigan. Lambert finished 10th out of 91 and is runner of the year for the SBAAC league. He is the son of Dallas and Shonda Pickelheimer. The Bethel-Tate boys team finished sixth out of 13 teams and were only 10 points from qualifying as a team. Lance Lambert, Louie Schaljo, Grant Torok, Asthon Hutchinson, Dale Anderson, and Chase Beck represented Bethel-Tate for the race. Tim Vance and Brodey McConnell are also on the team but were unable to participate.

McNick football falls

McNicholas fell in its season final to Badin, 20-0, during a contest which amounted to a battle for the Greater Catholic League Central Division title. With the loss, the Rockets dropped to 5-5 on the season as McNick’s league record fell to 4-3. Badin also finished at 4-3 in the GCL Central Division with an overall record of 7-3. The Rockets managed only 185 yards of offense and turned the ball over three times in week 10. Matt Staubach led the Rockets on the year in rushing with 717 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also threw for 556 yards and two touchdowns. Pat Fitzgerald had 489 rushing yards this season. Corey Mai led the team in sacks with four and Chase Bauer led the team in interceptions with two. McNick finished at No. 12 in the Division III Region 12 Harbin Ratings with a 12.7 computer average. The last team to qualify for the Division III Region 12 playoffs was No. 8 Springfield Shawnee with a 16.95 average at 7-3.

Local grad runs for UC

The University of Cincinnati men’s and women’s cross country teams finished in eighth and ninth place, respectively, at the 2009 BIG EAST Conference Championships Oct.

31 at the Wayne E. Dannehl Cross Country Course. Junior Michele McKenney, a McNicholas High School graduate, finished at 23:36 for the women. Villanova captured the women’s title with 30 points, while Syracuse took home the men’s championship with 55 points. UC’s men’s team finished in eighth place with 250 points, while the women’s team scored 272 points for a ninth-place showing.

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Essig plans to stay with Bethel in ’10 By Adam Turer

The Bethel-Tate Tigers enter the offseason with an interesting blend of momentum and confusion. The head coaching position is still in limbo. Head coach Clint Kirker remains on administrative leave for personal reasons. Interim head coach Jeff Essig led the team to a 1-1 record in the final two games of the season and plans on remaining with the team either as head coach or as an assistant. “We were happy to be able to end this roller-coaster ride of a season on a high note,” said Essig. The Tigers started 3-2 before losing three straight. They rebounded to win the final game and finish 5-5 for the second straight year. The 10 wins over two seasons are the most for the program in a two-year span in the past decade. The Tigers capped the season with a 20-0 victory over Bishop Brossart and will return a talented corps of skill position players in 2010. “Most of our skill kids return and we expect a bunch out of those guys to carry and lead the team,” Essig said. Quarterback and free safety Eric Shinkle and fullback/linebacker Zach Mullins lead a deep and experienced sophomore class. They have seen varsity action since their freshman season and will be counted on to lead both the offense and defense next year as juniors. Brian Myers will lead next year’s senior class. The cornerback/wingback will lead the team in the weight room in the offseason, Essig said. Three of the Tigers’ five losses this season came at the hands of teams that qualified for the playoffs – Lockland in the opener and conference opponents Goshen and New Richmond. The Tigers lost three games this year by five points or less and led New Richmond 13-0 at halftime before falling 28-13. “We lost a couple of close ones,” Essig said. “Our own mistakes – penalties and

Senior running back Kameron Wilson of Bethel tries to turn the corner in the 20-0 win over Bishop Brossart in week 10. turnovers – were our downfall.” The biggest void to be filled in 2010 will be up front on the offensive and defensive lines. Tyler Calhoun, Billy Earles, and this season’s leading tackler Patrick Haldeman all gradu-

ate this year. “We are losing three real big lineman,” Essig said. “We are hoping to reload at those spots with younger kids.” One of the offseason goals in addition to preparing young linemen for varsi-

ty action will be to recruit new players to the program. The Tigers’ numbers were down this year and Essig is optimistic that the coaching staff can use their daily presence in the high school and middle school to attract new team members.


“I know there are a bunch of kids out there that can play,” said Essig. “We’ve got to try to get freshmen and sophomores to come out and join the program and try to pull those older kids back in to the program.”

McNick runner’s work ethic leads to state By Mark Chalifoux

Baseball spring training

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McNicholas cross country runner Matt Johnson qualified for the state cross country meet. He’s the program’s first to qualify as an individual since 2002.

McNicholas senior Matt Johnson qualified for the state cross country meet as an individual, the program’s first individual to qualify since 2002. “It makes me feel really good,” Johnson said of his accomplishment. “It makes putting in all the extra effort and getting up to run on Sunday mornings in the offseason worth it.” McNick cross country head coach Dan Rosenbaum said Johnson’s success was a credit to his work ethic, both in sports and in the classroom. “He’s one of our top students and in his running, after his freshman year he made a decision he was going to work as hard as he could and he’s improved every year,” he said. “That hard determination and work ethic, those are the keys to his success.” Matt Johnson finished in the Division II boys cross country meet with a time of 17:24.23, good for No. 58 in

the event. Johnson said balancing the workload from athletics can be frustrating at times but that it also helps him focus. “Some people say when you have an extracurricular you do better in school. I like the stress, it tells my brain to kick it up a notch,” he said. Because Johnson has had such success in cross country and in the classroom, Rosenbaum said he’s a good role model for younger kids in the program. “I’ve pointed that out to the other kids all year. We have a number of kids who are running times similar to his in his freshman year. Now they have to make the decision to work as hard as he did and it can be a possibility for them as well someday,” Rosenbaum said. Johnson has been involved in the sport for five years and said he wants to continue his cross country career in college. Johnson said he was consider-

ing attending Ohio Northern University. “I really like their pharmacy program and I love their facilities,” he said. “They are only Division III in cross country so the training wouldn’t be as rigorous and I think I would enjoy it more and standout more.” Johnson said his favorite thing about running at McNick is the team atmosphere and that one of the biggest influences on his career is former assistant coach Bill Valenzano, now at Walnut Hills. “He runs every day and gave me some great advice in cross country and in track and motivated me to be the best I could be,” Johnson said. Rosenbaum said his top attribute is his attitude. “He does not quit,” he said. “Even after falling early in the regional race, he didn’t panic, he didn’t spring to the front, he remained determined and worked his way back into the top 16.”



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November 12, 2009


Do you plan to attend a Veterans Day event in your community? What does the day mean to you? “My father was born on Nov. 11, 1906, so Veterans Day has a special meaning for me. Since I work for the federal government, we are given the day off as a national holiday and although I never had the opportunity to serve in a branch of our military I think it’s important for all of us as Americans to recognize and give thanks for the countless sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. They are all true heroes, giving of themselves to protect the freedoms many of us often take for granted.” M.M. “In all honesty, I had not thought about attending a Veteran’s Day event until this week’s chatroom question showed up. Although I am a veteran, I did not see combat, and I was lucky to have done my tour of duty in the Navy during a relatively peaceful time in our country’s history (1954-1958). “People have a tendency to take the good things in life for granted, and I am also guilty of that from time to time, and I regret it. This note from the Community Press has made me decide to plan to attend one of the events in the community, to show my appreciation for the awesome sacrifices made by so many in our Armed Forces, especially those who courageously gave their very lives in defense of our country and our freedom. Thank you American veterans!” B.B.

“I served in the active army from April 1965 until November 1969 and in the reserves until 1989. I was in Vietnam from December 1967 until November 1968 and “won” a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. “I am proud of my service but I have never seen fit to attend a Veterans Day event, except when I was in the reserves and we drove trucks in parades. “I am 65 years old and hope the day never comes where the most exciting and fulfilling thing I can celebrate was learning to kill my fellow man in a foreign land. “For me, Veterans Day is a day when a lot of old coots with nothing better to do try to regain the glory of their youth. “I will be backpacking in the Smokies trying to find mine.” F.S.D. “Although I have no current plans to attend an event, to me it is recognition of those who risked their lives and those who gave their lives for our freedoms.” B.N. “Delhi is dedicating their Veteran’s Memorial on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. My dad, passed away five years ago and he was a veter-

This week’s question Is “Sesame Street” still relevant today, 40 years after its debut? What are your favorite memories of the show? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. an in the United States Army. Our entire family will be at the event to remember him and all the men and women who have died that faithfully served and protected our country.” J.A.B. “Yes I will attend a veterans memorial service. The day is very special to me because my father who served in France during World War I died on Nov. 11.” L.S. “Yes, we will be attending Veterans Day events in the community. My daughter will be performing in the choir in the celebration taking place at C.O. Harrison. She will also have the privilege of serving breakfast to the veterans participating in the event and their families. She is so proud to be taking part in the day’s festivities. It’s a great way to say thank you to all that these wonderful people have done and sacrificed for us.” C.F. “I don’t attend an event but I always say a prayer thanking those who have served (and are serving) for my freedom.” C.A.S. “Definitely, we will attend! Haven’t missed one since H.B. Deatherage’s dream came true at the city of Florence monument site. Before that, we always found places to go to show our loyalty to all veterans. Hope many, many patriotic citizens will come join us this year.” W.R. “Yes, I will attend one in Morehead, Burlington and Florence. It is a special day for all Americans to show their appreciation and respect for those who have given their time and energy and, in some cases, risked their life to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.” G.G. “I will stop by the beautiful new Veterans Monument located at Veterans Park on Harrison Avenue. It was featured in a recent Northwest Press article. It makes me sad that a similar kind of tribute also could have been located at the Northgate Mall (corner of Springdale and Colerain). Thankfully the township trustee who dropped the ball on Northgate Mall area did not run for reelection. He is forgotten and gone. Go figure!” T.D.T.

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Don’t forget about your loved ones The holidays are fast approaching. Family members who live out of town, as well as local family members, will be making plans to visit their loved ones during the holidays. Sometimes those loved ones live in nursing homes. How does that fit into a family Christmas holiday? A few years ago, both of my husband’s parents lived in a nursing home in Louisville. He visited often, and his sister lived nearby and was very supportive. But rather than just have a brief visit at the nursing home, we decided to have a family Christmas party there. We reserved the home’s elegant sunroom ahead of time. Both of my daughters and their families went – 13 in all. We took refreshments, gifts and party favors. And we had a great time. It’s important that residents of nursing homes are reassured on a regular basis that they are still important members of the family. This list of ideas may help your visits be more meaningful. When you visit, be supportive and affectionate. Hug your loved one when you arrive and leave.

Often nursing home residents are only touched when they are dressed or bathed. Plan you visits in advance. This enables your loved one to have Linda Eppler control over at one aspect of Community least their schedule. Press Guest Plus, planning Columnist ahead allows them to enjoy the anticipation of your visit. Listen to your loved one. Do not talk “at” them. Even if stories are repeated, be a good listener. Speak to all residents as adults, not as children. “How are we this morning?” is patronizing and contributes to low self-esteem. Share news about your life and family, and don’t forget to take photographs. Don’t spend a lot of time asking them about how they feel or if they have eaten. Share funny stories. Laughter is important. Bring your children and grandchildren to visit, as well as some

of their art projects as gifts to brighten the room. It was always obvious to us on our visits as to who had a lot of family support and who didn’t. Some of the rooms were distressingly bare. That’s why it’s important to say “hello” to other residents who may not receive many visitors. Take your loved one for an outing if they are able to go. A trip to the beauty shop or barber shop, a restaurant, ice cream or a ride in the country means so much to people who are confined to one building. If you live out of town, keep in touch by telephone. We paid for a phone to be installed in my fatherin-law’s room so we could stay in touch with him daily. Sends notes and photos often. One last thing, get acquainted with the nursing home staff. Let them know that you are attentive to the care they give. A simple thank you to the staff once in a while makes life more pleasant for everyone. Linda Eppler is director of communications for Clermont Senior Services.

Watch out for deer this time of year As the colder weather arrives so will the unfortunate likelihood of increased accidents involving deer. According to records of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, our state had 24,590 crashes involving deer during 2008. As a result of those crashes, six people were killed and 979 people were injured. In Clermont County alone there were 473 collisions between vehicles and deer. The greatest number of accidents occur during mating season (the rut) which is October, November and December. It is especially important during this time of year to be aware of the potential for a crash. The Insurance Information Institute recommends the following tips to avoid a vehicle-deer collision: • Be especially attentive from sunset to midnight and during the hours shortly before and after sunrise. These are the highest risk times for deer-vehicle collisions.

• Drive with caution when moving through d e e r- c r o s s i n g zones (which are usually marked with a traffic sign) which are known to have a large Clermont deer population County Chief and in areas roads Deputy where divide agricultural Sheriff Rick fields from forest Combs land. Deer seldom Community run alone. If you Press Guest see one deer, othColumnist ers may be nearby. • When driving at night, use high beam headlights when there is no oncoming traffic. The high beams will better illuminate the eyes of deer on or near the roadway. • Slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to fright-

en the deer away. • Brake firmly when you notice a deer in or near your path, but stay in your lane. Many serious crashes occur when drivers swerve to avoid a deer and hit another vehicle or lose control of their cars. • Always wear your seat belt. Most people injured in car/deer crashes were not wearing their seat belt. • Do not rely on devices such as deer whistles, deer fences and reflectors to deter deer. These devices have not been proven to reduce deer-vehicle collisions. If your vehicle strikes a deer, do not touch the animal. A frightened and wounded deer can hurt you or further injure itself. The best procedure is to get your car off the road, if possible, and call the police. Absolutely stay out of the roadway. Rick Combs is the Clermont County Chief Deputy Sheriff.

Governor’s increased fees having impact Regular readers of my weekly column are aware of the ongoing difficulties in balancing the state budget. In fact, these difficulties only continue to grow as the governor’s proposal to balance the budget with gambling proceeds from video lottery terminals was recently ruled unconstitutional by the Ohio Supreme Court. The impact of the governor’s budget now is being felt by hardworking Ohioans across the state. Over the last several weeks, I have received several phone calls, e-mails and letters from taxpayers upset at the across the board increases in fees included in this year’s Operating (HB 1) and Transportation (HB 2) budgets. To balance the budgets, the governor proposed increases in more than 100 fees that vary from driver’s licenses to birth certificates. I understand the anger being voiced by those affected by the new and increased fees. During the budget debate, I argued that an increase in fees was an increase in taxes, which is why I voted “no” on both the transportation and operating budgets. At a time when so many Ohioans

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are being furloughed or have lost their jobs, the last thing the governor and legislature should do is raise taxes. However, my Republican colleagues and I are in the minority in the House and were unable to defeat the governor’s increased

fees. As an alternative, House Republicans have presented numerous bills reducing and streamlining government during these economically challenging times. Unfortunately, none of these bills have been granted hearings by House Democrats. Nevertheless my Republican colleagues and I will continue to fight for a reduced and a more efficient, less bureaucratic government. If you have any thoughts or concerns, or questions, please feel free to contact my office at (614) 644-6034 or write to me at Representative Danny Bubp, 77 S. High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus,

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2008 Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award winner Jeff Lykins, center, spent the social hour chatting with his family and friends. From left: Miami Township Trustee Mary Wolff, Andrea Lykins, Jeff Lykins, Chris Wedmore and Clermont Chamber of Commerce President Matt Van Sant. MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF

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Mulberry Golf Club offers options By Mary Dannemiller

The next time you’re driving down WolfpenPleasant Hill Road, slow down a bit and you’ll come across something you wouldn’t expect to find off a busy Miami Township road: A golf course. Mulberry Golf Course is a recently opened three-hole course which is tucked away between various businesses at 5163 WolfpenPleasant Hill Road. Tom Haines opened the course earlier this month with young and beginning golfers in mind. “Mulberry Golf Club’s three hole concept was developed from USGA guidelines with special emphasis in offering access to the game of golf for beginners, seniors and youth golfers aged 4 years old to 12 years old,” Haines said. “A foursome at Mulberry Golf Club can play nine holes of golf in one hour and 30 minutes.” The course’s clubhouse currently is under construction, but will soon be available for birthday parties and

corporate meetings. “It’s a great place for birthday parties,” said Ron Parker, course superintendent. “If a child has a summer or spring birthday, they can come out to the facility for a couple of hours and play golf and then have food and cake in the clubhouse.” Parker also said the course was built to be environmentally friendly. “We’ve used organic materials and even have a hand powered lawn mower with no gas or emissions,” he said. “We’re trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible.” The course is open daily from 8 a.m. until dark. Golfers are encouraged to call 831-3348 for tee times. Nine holes cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Please contact Mulberry Golf Club for 2010 greens fees. Visit for more information. “Golf is great outdoor recreation that can be played for life,” Haines said. “Players participate from 4 years of age to 90 years of age.”

Clermont chamber Pacesetters recognized

By Kellie Geist

Four Clermont County champions were recognized for their efforts during the annual Clermont Chamber of Commerce Pacesetter Dinner Nov. 5. Jeff Lykins, the third-generation president of Lykins Companies, was presented the Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award. Lykins said it was wonderful and humbling to be added to the list of KELLIE GEIST/STAFF past winners, which includes Jim State Rep. Joe Uecker presents a commendation to Parker, Jim Sauls, Jr., and William HarSteve Wharton on behalf of Sen. Tom Niehaus. sha. Lykins took a moment to thank his family, friends and employees. ern Plumbing Service. Wilson and “Without you, I couldn’t be as suc- Hehenmann have supported a number cessful as you guys think I am,” of organizations over the years, Lykins said. including the Clermont County Boys Archie Wilson and Gene Hehen- and Girls Clubs and the Great Oaks mann accepted the Corporate Paceset- Career Campuses. ter Award for their business, Midwest“We all have gifts and callings. My

gift is giving gifts,” Wilson said. “I thank God that I have a partner who lets me go out and give away all our money.” “This county has some great businesses in it and we’re just glad to be among them,” Wilson said. Former county Administrator Steve Wharton was presented the Martha Dorsey Pacesetter Award. Wharton worked with Dorsey when she was a commissioner and Dorsey said there is “no one more deserving that you, Steve.” Wharton thanked the people he’s worked with over the years who served as both co-workers and mentors. He also thanked his friends and family. Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey told Wharton that Clermont County “will have a great future as long as you help us guide the ship.”


A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center is hosting the Fall Fest Dinner Auction from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Receptions Eastgate. The event features a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, raffle and entertainment. Includes buffet dinner and live auction. The cost is $40. Registration is required. Call 753-4357.

Craft show

St. Mary Church in Bethel is hosting the Christmas Craft Show from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the church center, 3398 Ohio Pike. The event features splitthe-pot, crafts, baked goods, sandwiches, soups, chili and desserts. Call 734-6602.

On stage

The Clermont Inn Players is presenting “Antiques Road Kill” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 180 E. Main St. in Batavia. It is an interactive murdermystery comedy and includes dinner. The cost is $30. Reservations are required. The play

runs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 21. Call 732-2174.

Help day

Clermont County Park District is hosting Habitat Help Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Sycamore Park, 4200 Ohio 132, Batavia. Help restore park’s natural ecosystems by removing invasive honeysuckle bush. Light refreshments will be served following the event. It is free, but reservations are required. Call 513-876-9013.


The Salvation Army of Batavia is hosting Clermont County Christmas Sign-Ups from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Salvation Army Worship and Service Center, 87 N. Market St. These are sign-ups for the Christmas assistance program. Bring photo identification, Social Security cards for all members of the household, proof of income and proof of residency. The event is free. Call 732-6328.

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The Clermont Chamber of Commerce held their annual Pacesetter awards dinner Nov. 5 at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. From left are Llyod Acres, Sandy Wilson, Batavia Township Trustee and co-owner of Midwestern Plumbing Archie Wilson, Richard Martin and Russ Miller.


The Union Township Honor Guard presented the colors for the Pacesetter awards dinner.


Representative from a number of community governments and agencies attended the dinner. From left are Union Township Police Lt. Scott Gaviglia, Union Township Trustee Bob McGee, Clermont County Senior Services Executive Director George Brown, Union Township Police Chief Terry Zinser and Union Township Administrator David Duckworth.


Clermont County Common Pleas Clerk of Court Barb Wiedenbein takes a few minutes to chat with State Rep. Danny Bubp, left, and chamber board chair Chip Gerhardt.


Midwestern Plumbing was recognized as the Corporate Pacesetter during the awards dinner Nov. 5. From left are State Rep. Joe Uecker, Midwestern Plumbing co-owners Archie Wilson and Gene Hehenmann, and Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey.


Many local dignitaries discussed community happenings while at the Pacesetter awards dinner. From left are Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz, Milford Mayor Charlene Hinners and Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey.


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Beechmont Squares, 7:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

Women’s Multi-Arts Retreat, 6 p.m. Continues through Nov. 15 at 1:30 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Weekend retreat to help women reconnect with “hand-made lives.” Combines movement, visual arts and writing. Includes individual and group creativity, rest and reflection, community building and more. All skill levels. $300 single occupancy; $250 double occupancy; $200 commuter. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.



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Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. Traveling exhibition featuring virtual recreations of earthworks built by Adena, Hopewell and Fort Ancient cultures in Ohio Valley, interactive displays and maps. $1, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike. With Jenny Johnson, certified jazzercise instructor. $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Fall Story Time, 10 a.m. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Stories, games and crafts. Ages 1 1/2 to 5. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia.


Super Moms: Protecting Your Teen Against Adolescent Dangers, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Mercy Hospital Medical Office Building II, 7502 State Road. Conference Rooms B and C. Latest information on cyber-bullying, STDs, HPV, eating behaviors and cardiac wellness. Vendors and health screenings available. Includes food. For parents and their children. $20. Registration required. Presented by Mercy Hospital Anderson. 624-1260. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, N O V. 1 3


Fall Fest Dinner Auction, 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference CenterEastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, raffle and entertainment. Includes buffet dinner and live auction. $40. Registration required. Presented by A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center. 753-4357. Eastgate.


Clermont County Family and Children First Council Meeting, 10 a.m. Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 1088 Wasserman Way. Suite B, Conference room. Presented by Clermont County Family and Children First. 732-5400. Batavia.


Christmas Craft Show, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. St. Mary Church, 3398 Ohio 125, Center. Splitthe-pot, crafts, baked goods, sandwiches, soups, chili and desserts. Presented by St. Mary Church - Bethel. 734-6602. Bethel. Holiday Vendor Event, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Eastgate Mall, 4601 Eastgate Blvd. Free. 7693311. Union Township.


Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, $1, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


Health Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road. Blood pressure, height, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment recommended. 753-6325. Eastgate.


Miss Saigon, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Musical about the fall of Saigon during Vietnam War. Contains adult language and situations. $19, $16 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 697-6769. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 1 4

CRAFT SHOWS Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Spring Grove United Methodist Church, 2156 Bethel-New Richmond Road. Crafts, silent auction and bake sale. Lunch available. Benefits mission projects of Spring Grove United Methodist Women. Free. 734-2887. Nicholsville. Christmas Craft Show, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. St. Mary Church, 734-6602. Bethel. PTA Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road. Floral arrangements, holiday decor, baskets, wood crafts, purses, jewelry, scarves, pottery, painted furniture and more. Free. 232-2346; Anderson Township. Holiday Vendor Event, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Eastgate Mall, Free. 769-3311. Union Township.

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Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. $3. Through Dec. 27. 683-5692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. Small-scale, authentic castle. Picnic area. Group tours and special events available. $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


Family Earthworks Hike, 10 a.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Hike along Seasongood Trail to discover the similarities of today’s world with that of the ancient Ohioans and then view the Earthworks exhibit inside Seasongood Nature Center. Family friendly. $5 per family; vehicle permit required ($5 annually; $2 daily). Registration required online at Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Play Wii Games, 2 p.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Mario Cart, Game Party II, Wii Play and Rayman Raving Rabbids. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 8:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


Turkey Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike. Dinner with all the fixings. Carryout available. $9, $5 ages 10 and under. 474-2237; Anderson Township.


Miss Saigon, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $19, $16 seniors and students. 697-6769. Loveland. Antiques Road Kill, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, $30. Reservations required. 732-2174. Batavia.


Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Emmanuel Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road. Learn story of David and Goliath through story time, music, games and crafts. Grades K-5. Children must be registered and parent/guardian must be present when child is entering and leaving church. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 404-9360; Batavia.


DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 E. Enyart St. Community Room. For people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. Features suggestions, guidance and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, experts in divorce-related care and people who have experienced the holidays after separation or divorce. Child care available. Includes book. Free. Registration required. Presented by Montgomery Community Church. 587-2437. Symmes Township.



Learn to make your drawings dance at the Weston Art Gallery’s annual children’s animation workshop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Under the direction of J. Russell Johnson, Wright State University’s professor of motion pictures, and Ruben Moreno, art educator and clay animation specialist, children learn the basic premise of animation, the foundation of all motion pictures, and practice techniques to create a short film. Workshop fee includes snacks and supplies plus a free DVD and film screening (with popcorn) next spring. Cost is $8 members, $12 nonmembers. Advance registration and payment required. Register at 513-684-4524 or

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Holiday Vendor Event, noon-6 p.m. Eastgate Mall, Free. 769-3311. Union Township.


Miss Saigon, 3 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $19, $16 seniors and students. 6976769. Loveland.


Family Earthworks Hike, 10 a.m. Woodland Mound, $5 per family; vehicle permit required. Registration required at Anderson Township.

Sarah Palin will be signing “Going Rogue: An American Life” starting at noon Friday, Nov. 20, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Norwood.* Book pre-orders are on sale now and will include a line ticket. The books will be available Tuesday, Nov. 17, and after. Palin will autograph her book but she will not personalize. There will be no posed photographs and no memorabilia signed. Call 513-3968960 for more details. *Time subject to change, check with store for latest event details.


Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, $1, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Inspired Fitness for Seniors, 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. All-day training session to teach seniors safe, gentle and effective exercises to improve strength, flexibility, balance and range of motion. Program meant to encourage seniors not able to get to community facility to engage in regular physical activity. Free. Registration required. Presented by Wesley Community Services. 474-2991; Anderson Township.


The Clermont Inn Players present “Antiques Road Kill” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St., Batavia. It is an interactive murder-mystery comedy and includes dinner. The cost is $30. Reservations are required. The play runs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 21. Call 732-2174. Carter Bratton, right, and Jacqueline M. Carey, perform in the show.

Black Cat Bazaar, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main St. In conjunction with studios’ Second Saturday open house and art sale, Ohio Alleycat Resource sponsors vendor bazaar in gallery space. Books, games, home decor, jewelry, specialty foods, cosmetics, and more available for purchase. Includes raffles. Benefits Ohio Alleycat Resource. Free. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. 871-7297; or Loveland.


Habitat Help Day, 9 a.m. Sycamore Park, 4200 Ohio 132, Help restore park’s natural ecosystems by removing invasive honeysuckle bush. Light refreshments served following event. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Batavia.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Eastgate Retirement Village, 776 Old Ohio 74, Small dining room. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Eastgate. M O N D A Y, N O V. 1 6


Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, $1, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

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Watercolors, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road. Learn beginning/intermediate watercolor painting from Jean Bouchy, experienced and skilled artist and instructor. Ages 18 and up. $70. Registration recommended. 231-3600. Anderson Township.

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Anime Club, 3 p.m. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Watch and review anime with friends. Members must have a signed permission slip. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.


Pierce Township Square Dance Classes, 7:30 p.m. Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road. Beechmont Square Dance Club beginner square dance class. No prior dance experience necessary. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859-441-9155; Pierce Township.


Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Ages 3 1/26. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.


Bluegrass Jam Session, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28, With Hard-Drive. Others welcome to play. Free. Reservations recommended. 576-6789. Loveland.


Bingo, 7 p.m. American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, $15. 528-9909. Mount Carmel.


Zumba Fitness, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Thomas More School, 788 Ohio Pike. Hieder Hall. With Susan Scardina-Hardoerfer. $25 for five classes, $6 one class. 379-4900. Withamsville. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Bethel Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 734-2619. Bethel. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 5281744. Union Township. Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Learn about a different sense every week. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


Bookends Book Club, 1 p.m. “A Mercy” by Toni Morrison. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Book discussion group. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570; New Richmond. Bethel Book Discussion Group, 1 p.m. “Mayflower: A story of Courage, Community, and War” by Nathaniel Philbrick. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7342619. Bethel.


Chess Night, 7 p.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Join Alfred Cherascot to learn basic strategy and to play matches. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070; Williamsburg.


Clermont County Christmas Sign-Ups, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Salvation Army Worship and Service Center, 87 N. Market St. Sign-ups for Christmas assistance program. Bring photo ID, Social Security cards for all members of household, proof of income and proof of residency. Free. Presented by The Salvation Army of Batavia. 732-6328. Batavia.


In 2005, Kristin Chenoweth captivated Cincinnati when she performed with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. This Tony and Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globenominated, pint-sized powerhouse makes her return to Music Hall in a program packed with popular favorites, including the Broadway smash, “Wicked.” There will be performances 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Tickets start at $26 and are available by calling 513-381-3300 or at Legacy Dinner honoring the late Maestro Erich Kunzel to be held prior to Saturday’s performance.


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November 12, 2009


Hear what some of your friends think of you If, in your absence, some friends of yours said you were one of the most prudent people they knew – would you feel complimented or criticized? Prudence sounds a lot like “prude,” doesn’t it? So, are you offended? What is prudence, and what does it mean to be prudent? Prudence is the first of four virtues traditionally named as the most important in the ethical order. As far back as Plato and Aristotle the virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance have been praised. In “A Concise Dictionary of Theology,” Gerald Collins S. J. says that prudence “entails the capacity to translate general norms and ideals into practice.” A Christian prudence is more than a mere shrewdness to win your case or avoid harsh consequences. It’s more similar to an

innate common sense. Prudence is the intellectual ability to choose the right means toward a worthy end. Father Lou howYouoftenknow we Guntzelman struggle with Perspectives puzzling questions of how to spend our money, where to direct our time, how to handle the competing demands of our lives, how to settle differences, etc. A student may wrestle with dilemmas such as, “I think it would be more responsible to stay home and study for the test and not to go to the movies; yet, I’ve been working hard, maybe I deserve a break or find time to do both.” A judgment is called for. A pru-

dent judgment. Situations crying for a prudent decision seem endless in life: how to break bad news gently; whether to punish a fault or let it go this time; how much to become further involved in a risky or flirtatious relationship; what legislation to vote for in an election that will best promote the common good, etc.? All such matters, great and small, are governed by prudence. We become a prudent and wise person not in making one prudent decision. Prudence is the acquired habit of always, or nearly always, choosing the right means to achieve morally good ends. At times it can be agonizing and demand much of us. Former Yale chaplain William Sloane Coffin said, “The first of the four cardinal virtues of the Roman Catholic Church is ‘prudentia,’

which basically means damn good thinking. Christ came to take away our sins, not our minds.” Yes, prudence takes damn good thinking – not merely egotistically deciding what fits my agenda. If we develop prudence, it usually comes from the widest possible observation and experience of human behavior, understanding what constitutes psychological health, and a conscientious awareness of the general moral principles with which God has imbued mankind. Prudence has little correlation with book learning. Some people seem to develop it more readily, some otherwise intelligent persons appear slow to catch on, and geniuses may be totally deficient. Making prudent choices is often laborious, yet the complexities of life make it ever more necessary. Thomas Aquinas claimed that the central moral virtue was

prudence. While love is the underlying motive for moral action, the essence of moral judgment itself is the astute and wise judgment we exercise by sifting through all the alternatives presented by the concrete world. And since the alternatives are often so complex, wise judgment is itself a skill and constitutes the virtue called prudence. So, if you hear some friends have called you the most prudent person they know, smile, don’t frown. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Don’t let air duct cleaners clean you out SECRETS OF EGYPT m o r e , came to $1,000. After the serviceman l e f t , friends and other Howard Ain companies conHey Howard! she tacted all raised questions about the air duct cleaning – including whether she really had mold as the serviceman claimed. So, she called and requested a refund, but it was denied. “They said because they had already done the treatment they put it through,” said Smith. I showed Smith the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommendation about duct cleaning. It said duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. “I really wish I would have read this beforehand,” Smith told me. The EPA said much of the dirt and dust in air ducts simply adheres to the duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter the living space. So, it said, cleaning should be considered for

Camp out offered lots of activities For the second year in a row, the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville was the site of a fall camp out, using many of the 100plus campsites throughout the grounds Oct. 22 through Oct. 25 and included a variety of activities for children and adults. For the adults, the winner of the campsite decorating contest was the team of Wolff-Baker, second was Sparks-Strauss, and third was the Hiles family. The chili cook-off was won by Barbie Doppes with Marilyn Hodges a close second. Children’s activities included hayrides, trick or treating, pumpkin carving, scavenger hunts and pumpkin bowling among others. Costume contest winners were: • 0-5 years old: Layla

Meadows, Landon Walker, Cameron Strauss. • 6-11 years old: Addison Stutts, Bailey Brooks, Lauren Walker. • 12-17 years old: Erin Cornwell, Quentin Baker, Tiara Parks. • Adult: Bobby Kelly, as a hula dancer, Matt Wolff. In addition, the Rising Phoenix 4-H Club held a dance and Daniel Patrick and his family performed. Friends of the Fair sponsored a casino night to help raise money for a new horse pavilion to be built on the fairgrounds. New this year was the addition of “Fair Scare” – a haunted trail built at the back of the fairgrounds. Check the fairground’s Web site,, for next year’s events.

only severe cases of mold, dust and debris. The EPA also said, “Pollutants that enter the home both from outdoors and indoor activities such as cooking, cleaning, smoking or just moving around can cause greater exposure to contaminants than dirty air ducts.” I contacted the company Smith had hired, explained how it failed to give her three days in which to cancel, as required by law, and the company has now given Smith all her money back. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


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A local woman says she now regrets ever responding to an ad for air duct cleaning. Although the price in the ad sounded good, she says she had no idea what she was getting herself into. What happened to her should be a cautionary tale for everyone. Nicole Smith of Fort Thomas says she now realizes she should have double-checked before agreeing to more and more duct cleaning after responding to an ad. “It said they would clean 14 vents and one return for $49.95. I was like, ‘They’re not that dirty, just kind of sweep it through and get it out of there,’ ” she said. Smith said when the serviceman arrived things were different. “He even refused to clean the ducts because he said they had to have something done. He wouldn’t do it, he said he had to treat it first,” she said. Smith ended up agreeing to a host of things. “It was treatment for a sanitizer to control germs, bacteria and feces, and a product to control mold, mildew and fungus,” she said. That, plus a whole lot


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An easy beef stir fry, a colorful Jell-O dessert Whenever I’m out and about, someone will come up and mention the column. It keeps me aware of what you want. A few weeks ago I got an unusual request for easy, healthy meals. Now that part of the request is not unusual, but

the fellow who asked is a bit unusual in that he has some ties to a pretty important “person.” Father Rob Waller, pastor at St. Andrew’s in Milford, needed healthier recipes “a bachelor like me could make.” I sent him some and I’m

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Rita’s easy stir-fry beef with green onions and tomatoes

If you want, add a handful of snow peas or bean sprouts with tomatoes and onions.

1 pound or less flank steak, thinly sliced across grain 1 ⁄4 cup or more to taste, soy sauce 1 tablespoon cornstarch 4 tomatoes cut into wedges (if they’re big, use 2) 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin Canola or peanut oil Hot cooked rice More soy if desired Combine beef, soy and cornstarch. Marinate anywhere from five minutes to a day. Film bottom of large skillet with oil. Stir fry beef in batches, adding oil as needed. Place back into skillet and add tomatoes and onions. Cook until hot. Add more soy if desired. Serve over rice.

Velma Papenhaus’ three-layer holiday paradise Jell-O loaf

Funny how far a friendship can take you. Dick Herrick, a Mason reader, and I

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have been friends since we met at Alvey Ferguson, a conveyor company in Oakley, eons ago. I was a bilingual secretary and Dick was an interning college student. Dick’s former neighbors, the Papenhauses, have been close friends of his family for many years. That friendship and this column led Velma to me with her favorite Jell-O recipe . “Red on bottom, white in middle and green on top. Very colorful for holidays,” she said. I think Velma should invite Dick and me over to enjoy a big plateful! Velma uses a Pyrex dish, about 11-by-8.

First layer:

1 pkg. cherry Jell-O, 4 serving size 13⁄4 cups very hot water 1 cup chopped apple Mix Jell-O and water until Jell-O dissolves, stir in apple, and pour in casserole. Let gel before pouring on layer No. 2.

Second layer:

1 pkg. lemon Jell-O, 4 serving size 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 13⁄4 cups pineapple juice and water (pineapple juice comes from pineapple used in layer No. 3. Pour juice into measuring cup and fill with water to make 13⁄4 cups. Heat until very hot). 1 cup chopped nuts

Mix Jell-O, cream cheese and juice/water until Jell-O dissolves and cream cheese is smooth. Put in refrigerator to gel just enough so nuts can be mixed in easily. Pour onto first layer. Let gel before pouring on layer No. 3.

Third layer:





1 pkg. lime Jell-O, 4 serving size 13⁄4 cups very hot water 1 can, approximately 20 oz., crushed pineapple, drained (save juice for layer No. 2) Mix Jell-O and water until Jell-O dissolves. Put in fridge to gel just enough so


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• Withrow High chess pie. M. Miles remembers the chess pie at Withrow High in the 1960s. “The version served now is not the same as was served in Cincinnati Public schools back then. The original pie didn’t contain cornstarch.” • Spaghetti Factory’s linguine with clam sauce. For Della, Bellevue, Ky. “The best – any ideas how it was made?” • Mullane’s soft taffy. For Liza Sunnenberg, a Wyoming reader. “Years ago in Cincinnati, there was a candy company named Mullane’s Taffy. They had two kinds: opaque, like you see all around; the other was rather translucent and just a wee bit softer. The company disappeared and I would love to know how to make the translucent taffy or purchase it.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at


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November 12, 2009

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and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All George More Later. Rooks George Rooks is a retired Ole park ranger. Fisherman Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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the characters are to be thanked and the Lord will bless everyone who took part or helped in any way. Sunday we had our family here for birthday dinners, for our daughter Pauline and our son-in-law Bob. What a blessing to have them all here. Start your week by going to the church of your choice


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homeless there. Another lady in our church is planning on starting a free food kitchen for the unemployed and the under-employed or anyone who needs a meal. This gal is Brenda, so give a call to the church at 734-7201 if you need this service. The date for the first one is Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Last Friday evening folks helped set up the Holy House display at the Methodist Church. There were several who helped do this. Our son-in-law Bob has been in charge of this for more than five years. There were 1,772 folks who went through and enjoyed the display Saturday night. The first display is of Jesus’ birth, the second is of his crucifixion and the third is of his resurrection. The people who portray

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back outside. When I put the bowl down Ricochette will hunt around the bowl for some of the canned food. The Monroe Grange nominated a lady from the Bethel United Methodist Church for the non Grangemember volunteer of the year. This lady along with a friend started a free clothing store here in Bethel. The ladies who got the store started are Marie Pelfrey and her buddy. The ministerial association here in Bethel has helped work in it, too. At the Grange Convention, Marie got her award and there were more than 300 in attendance at the banquet to see how dedicated this lady is helping people. She and her husband go to the soup kitchen in Cincinnati to help serve and sometimes takes clothing for the


Howdy folks, Well here I go again, we lost a good man but our loss is God’s gain. This feller was a retired Ohio State Highway Patrol Officer. He was a member of the Owensville Church of Christ, and was a good Christian along with his wife. He was the president of the Owensville Historical Society, his name was Roy. He was very dedicated to his church and the historical society, also to his family and grandchildren. Last year he called us, and when we went over to their place they had a garbage can, full of honey bees, so we brought the can home and put them in a hive. Then we took the garbage can back to them. Last week we needed more cat food and dog food while we were at Walmart. There were some folks there getting their cans of cat food. I was watching them, they would read the label and would pick up another can, it seems their cats have trained them on the kind of food they will eat. I was talking to them and they need to feed at a certain time or their cats won’t eat, so they have treats to get them to eat. We have to buy treats for Ruth Ann to give to Dixie, when she sets down on the couch. There is only one brand of cat food our cats will eat. We need to feed Dixie in the house then let Summer in and bring his bowl in for his canned food, then feed Ricochette his out on the porch. Summer will leave a little of his canned food in the bowl and I put the dry food in and put the bowl and him





Bethel Journal

Anderson Hills Christian Church

The church is hosting their 26th annual turkey dinner 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The homemade menu features turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, desserts and beverages. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under. Carryout is available. Visit The church is at 8119 Clough Pike; 474-2237.

Clough United Methodist

The church will be offering Financial Peace University, a 13-week, video-based small group study by Dave Ramsey that teaches families how to beat debt, build wealth and give like never before. This study is open to the community and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.


November 12, 2009 Wednesdays through Dec. 16. For more information, contact Lindey Kunz at 484-9314 or visit The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.

Community Church of Nazarene

The church will host Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter Ohio 2099 Batavia. Meetings are from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. The church is at 4650 Ohio 132, Batavia; 575-9155.

Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church will host the community “Be Thankful” Thanksgiving carryin dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sat-



Real Life Assembly of God 2300 Old SR. 32, Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-4228 Sundays Adult Service 10:30am Super Church 10:30am Royal Rangers 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study, Youth Group & Kids Club 7:00pm Tuesday & Thursday Joe’s Place Teen Center 1:00-4:00pm Real People, Real Issues, Real Life

St. Bernadette Church

RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am, Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm

1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM


2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities


770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday Morning Worship – 10:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services


212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565 Sunday School 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Worship 7:00pm Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study 7:00pm


3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189

Sunday School..........................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship........10:30am Sunday Evening Worship..........6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...........7:00pm

The church is hosting the annual Christmas Bazaar and Chili Sup-


Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right


St. Mary Church

The Altar Society is hosting their annual Christmas Craft Show 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13; and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The show will feature handcrafted gift and Christmas items, including ceramics, wood, dolls, doll clothes, jewelry, wreaths, flower arrangements and more. There also will be a homemade bake sale and split the pot. The church is at 3398 Ohio 125, Bethel; 734-4041.

UNITED METHODIST Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love”


101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend


Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm



Newtonsville United Methodist Church

per from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. A variety of handcrafted gifts, decorations, jellies and baked goods will be for sale. The menu for the dinner includes barbecue, chili, vegetable soup, hot dogs, chili dogs, and numerous cakes and pies. The church is at 518 Liberty Street, Newtonsville; 625-7867.

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262


United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

Trinity Christian Fellowship

The church is hosting a Creationism Series. It is a six-week study on developing a biblical world view and confronting our evolutionized culture, taught by Ed Carter. The study meets at 7 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 20. The church is at 3730 Cobb Road, Williamsburg; 724-7729;

True Church of God

A concert will be 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month, featuring new bands and artists. Free food and music. Call Angel at 513-8760527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.


A Loving Church in Jesus Name

Sunday School........................................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship........................10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study......................7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150

Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES Morning Worship 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. High Voltage Youth 6 p.m.


4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 Pastor, Troy P. Ervin


Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121

plate, desserts and teas. Your boarding pass and seat assignment will be processed and stamped at the ticket office in the church lobby on the day of departure. Dress is fancy. Red Hatters are welcome. This tea/luncheon will be served on the finest of linens, bone china, crystal and silver. Each table will be decorated by members of Lilies of The Valley Garden Club. Classical music provided by Queen City Strings, Period Style Show and Solo My Heart Will Go, On & On. Captain Edward Smith will narrate facts about the Titanic. The cost is $25, each table seats eight guests. The church is at 541 Main Street, Milford.

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

A Titanic theme high tea-luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20. Reserve a spot on board by calling 831-0356. This Titanic-themed high tea/luncheon will include salad, sandwiches, fruit

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM

Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs

Pastor: Tom Bevers

Milford First United Methodist Church

Lutheran Church (ELCA)



The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.



Bible Based Teaching Christ-Centered Worship Family Style Fellowship Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11:00am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 pm 2249 Old State Road 32, Batavia

Locust Corner United Methodist Church


Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

urday, Nov. 21. Bring one or two covered dishes to share. Everyone is welcome. For more infomation, contact Gloria at 553-3043. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

HOUSE OF RESTORATION WORSHIP CENTER 1487 SR 131, Milford, OH Rev. Jeff Wolf 575-2011

Schedule of Services: Sunday School 9:00-9:45am; Sunday Morrning Celebration 10:00am - Nursery provided; Childrens Ministry 10:00; Sunday Evening Operation Great Commission 6:00pm; Wed - Bible Study 7:00pm; Wed. - Youth Group 7:00pm.


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 Ask us for information about Angel Food Ministries

Place orders by November 8 Pick up Nov 14, 10am-noon

Amelia United Methodist Church “To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

Located at 19 East Main Street (St. Rt. 125 & Church St.) Amelia, Ohio


Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

Children’s & Junior Church During Service Infant / Toddler Nursery Available

AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12 Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. (across from Oasis Golf Course) Ph. 513-677-9866 Contemporary Services: Saturdays 5pm & Sundays 9:00am Traditional Service: Sunday - 10:30 am

Faith United Methodist Church 180 North Fifth Street, Batavia, Ohio David W. Phaneuf - Minister 732-2027 Sunday School 9:15am; Worship 10:30am Nursery Provided United Methodist Youth, Men & Women Organizations Handicap Accessibility


176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship............9:00am Sunday School.......................10:00am Traditional Worship................10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services

“Room for the Whole Family”

GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

B elfast U n ited M eth o d ist C h u rch 2297 St. Rt. 131 Goshen, Ohio Rev. Ronald Slater, Pastor 724-2715 Sunday W orship 9:15am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery, Junior Church

Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)

Sundayy Worshipp Service......8:30am,, 10:30am Sunday d SSchool.......................9:30am h l 93 w/nursery & children’s church A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith


BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young



Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:


Sunday Morning 10:00AM

Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 Meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125

Sunday Worship. 10:00am

THE SALVATION ARMY Worship & Service Center 87 N. Market Street Batavia, OH 45103

513-732-6241 - Sunday School 10:00am- Worship 11:00am Captain Aaron A. Boone, Sr. Captain Amber S. Boone Commanding Officers/Ministers

Looking for a Church That Loves Kids? Looking for Acceptance & Mercy?

vineyard eastgate community church Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)

Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM


PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH



Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M. Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs

WESLYAN 638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Rev. Blossom Matthews Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: E-mail:


949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Rob Meyer, Youth Leader Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED ”A friendly Church for the Whole Family”



| DEATHS | Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128 BIRTHS




At 4070 Jenny Lane, Bethel, Oct. 26.

Domestic violence


Robert D Wilson, 50, 9610 Wildbrood Lane, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property at 1962 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Oct. 26. Josh M Blatchford, 18, 1026 Ohio 222, Bethel, domestic violence at 1026 Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 27. Juvenile, 16, obstructing justice, Bethel, Oct. 27. Juvenile, 17, criminal damaging/endangering, Bethel, Oct. 31. James S Wallace, 36, 1590 Ohio 232, Moscow, domestic violence at 1590 Ohio 232, Moscow, Nov. 1.


Incidents/investigations Assault


Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Oct. 12. Ronald W. Schneider, 29, 220 N. East St., drug possession, paraphernalia, Oct. 12. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, misconduct at an emergency, disorderly conduct, Oct. 13.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

DVD player taken at 205 W. South St., Oct. 15.

Domestic violence

At East Plane Street, Oct. 12. At Bethel Park Road, Oct. 15.

Male reported this offense at 315 W. Main St., Oct. 18. Medication taken at 134 S. Union No. 9, Oct. 11. Checkbook, monies, etc. taken from vehicle at 544 S. Charity St., Oct. 12. Safety play mat taken from swing area at Burke Park at Burke Park, Oct. 12. Dog taken from vehicle at IGA; $600 at 545 W. Plane St., Oct. 19.


At 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 26. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 30.

Breaking and entering

At 494 Ohio 222, Felicity, Oct. 28.


At 4070 Jenny Lane, Bethel, Oct. 26. At 1962 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Oct. 9. At 2649 Sprague Road, Bethel, Oct. 27. At 2816 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Oct. 31. At 4060 Jenny Lane, Bethel, Oct. 26.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 3359 Mound St., Bethel, Oct. 27. At 3420 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Oct. 30. At 1026 Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 27. At 1590 Ohio 232, Moscow, Nov. 1. At 2730 Ohio 222 Lot 36, Bethel, Oct. 30.

Gross sexual imposition

At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, Oct. 29.

Obstructing justice

E-mail: clermont@c

At 3512 Franklin Lane 18, Felicity, Oct. 28.


At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Nov. 1. At 1515 Ohio 756, Moscow, Oct. 26. At 2444 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Bethel, Nov. 1. At 2617 Bethel Maple Road, Bethel, Oct. 26. At 3465 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Nov. 1. At 3492 Inez Ave., Bethel, Oct. 30. At 494 Ohio 222, Felicity, Oct. 28.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

At 1975 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 28.

IN THE COURTS The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.


Charles Holt and Karen Holt vs. Justin T. Rice, et al., other tort John Harper III vs. Michael L. Davenport, et al., other tort Melvin A. Loth vs. AW Industries Inc., et al., worker’s compensation Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Gary M. Rabe, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York vs. Bryan Theaderman, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kristina Ann Swank and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Midfirst Bank vs. Jennifer L. Jansen, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Jennifer M. Suffridge, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Roy B. Scott, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. David M. Lee and Angela R. Lee, foreclosure Mers vs. Bobby Staggs, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. William C. Fuerst, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Linda E. Yeager, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. William Smith, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Holly Matthews, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jacob Kelch, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Vickie L. Cunningham, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Kevin C. Sawyer, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Dedric Powell, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. William G. Cole and Tina L. Cole, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Daniel R. Steiner and Sandra F. Steiner, foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Ronald R. Ruehlman, et al., foreclosure EMC Mortgage Corporation vs. Ginger C. Smithers, et al., foreclosure National City Bank vs. Deborah Danowski, et al., foreclosure Beneficial Ohio Inc. vs. Brian P. Curry, et al., foreclosure PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Ivan P. Adams II, foreclosure Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. James A. Whitaker, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Financial LLC vs. Judith A. Sluder, et al., foreclosure Park National Bank vs. James W. Nicheols Jr., et al., foreclosure Provident Funding Associates LP vs. Beverly Smith, et al., foreclosure OCWEN Loan Servicing LLC vs. James D. Coburn, et al., foreclosure Onewest Bank FSB vs. Harold J. Chadwick, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Kristina Miller, foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Gary L. Smith, et al., foreclosure OCWEN Loan Servicing LLC vs. Lindsey Diane Paine, et al., foreclosure OCWEN Loan Servicing LLC vs. Mandy Ramsey, et al., foreclosure Aurora Loan Services LLC vs. Brett Diemler, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Brett U. Grant and Capital One Bank USA NA, fore-

closure U.S. Bank NA vs. Anthony W. Krestel, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Tiffany A. Hoffman, foreclosure PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Liane Holcomb, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Brian K. Salyer, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank vs. Bambi L. Stevens, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Douglas W. Hessel and Huntington National Bank, foreclosure Auto Owners Insurance vs. Joe Laughtery, other civil FIA Card Services NA vs. Edna K. O’Donnell, other civil Midland Funding LLC vs. Theresa Case, other civil Chase Bank USA NA vs. Hugh E. Danielson, other civil Board of Clermont County Commissioners vs. Ronald C. Baker, et al., other civil Citibank (South Dakota) NA vs. Audrey D. Berin, other civil Western Reserve Mutual Casualty Company vs. Tiffany L. Clifton, other civil CACH LLC vs. Kelly Murray, other civil Ohio Department of Transportation vs. Dion M. Boles, other civil Huntington National Bank vs. ASD Staffing Inc. and Susan Bailey, other civil Carlos A. Hernandez and Leticia Ortega vs. Motor King Inc., et al., other civil Chase Bank USA NA vs. Rebecca L. McKinzie, other civil Divorce Amber Dearwester vs. Rodney S. Dearwester Sherri L. Campbell vs. Allen E. Campbell Kristy Smiley vs. Nicholas Smiley Christina Woods vs. Brian Woods Heather Barraco vs. Neil Barraco Teresa A. Simmons vs. Jay I. Simmons Jennifer L. Cochran vs. Edward Cochran Nick M. Hurdle vs. Lori L. Hurdle Rae Jean Fry vs. Paul L. Fry



The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Ryan L. Noble, 20, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, burglary, grand theft, Miami Township Police. Christopher Beau Anderson, 19, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, Miami Township Police.

BUILDING PERMITS Dan’s Electric, Felicity, alter, 3436 Starling Road, Tate Township.

Dimitrios Louden, 20, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, Miami Township Police. Jacob Daniel Hampel, 23, burglary, grand theft of a firearm, Miami Township Police. Paul C. Creed, 21, at large, burglary, grand theft of a firearm, Miami Township Police. Christopher W. Bowling, 29, 1919 U.S. 52, Moscow, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua James England, 29, 14603 Ohio 136, Winchester, Ohio, theft, misuse, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Keith A. Kelly, 37, burglary, theft, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. David Anderson Olphie, 32, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey B. Branam, 38, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joel V. McClure, 38, 2229 Berry Road, Amelia, having weapon while under disability, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Shawn P. Hurley, 31, 3652 Parfore Court, Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Amelia Police. Albert Falch, 70, 2348 Cedarville Road, Goshen, assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, Narcotics Unit. Ryan Lee Napier, 20, 6009 Ring Lane, Milford, breaking and entering, theft, Goshen Police. Tracy Lanna Brown, 36, 10684 Laverton Road, Leesburg, misuse of credit card, receiving stolen property, forgery, Union Township Police Department. William Andrew Hammer, 22, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police Department. John Edward Brinson Jr., 22, 4294 Gary Lane, Batavia, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, Union Township Police Department. Daniel T. Mullins, 22, 4411 Eastwood Drive #6210, Batavia, trafficking in marijuana, Union Township Police Department.


Kelly Ann Ripperger vs. Robb M. Ripperger Sally Swearingen vs. Gary Swearingen Toniann Szymanski vs. Michael Szymanski John E. Carrigen IV vs. Jane Carrigen Justin Thomas Storer vs. Ashley K. Storer Nathan S. Bainum vs. Abby L. Bainum Keara Nicole Polatsek vs. Ryan William Polatsek David E. Cook vs. Glenda C. Cook Ronald Lee Strack Jr. vs. Kathleen Courtney Strack

Bo McKay Inc., Amelia, alter, 1913 Antioch Road, Tate Township. RKP Inc., Williamsburg, trailer, 3726 Starling Road, Tate Township.

Virgil Hannah

Matt Kelch became an Airman on 9/18/10 by graduating basic training at Lackland AFB, TX. He is currently attending Tech School at Sheppard AFB, TX and will be stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. Matt is a 2008 graduate of Amelia High School. He is the son of Greg and Cathy Kelch from Amelia.


Services were Nov. 5 at the Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity. Memorials to: Franklin Township Life Squad, c/o Kathy Jarman, P.O. Box 312, Felicity, OH 45120.

Virgil “Bogie” Hannah, 83, of Felicity died Nov. 2. Survived by sons, Michael (Colleen) Hannah, David (Diana) Hannah and Joe (Pam) Hannah; daughters, Pat (Jeff) Carpenter and Melinda Hannah; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Geneva Leonard. Preceded in death by wife, Gloria Lee Hannah.


Alice R. Weatherspoon

Alice R. Weatherspoon, 84, of Bethel died Oct. 31. Survived by husband, Carl Weatherspoon; son, Eddie (Brenda)

Weatherspoon of Bethel; brother, Wilbur Pollitt of Georgetown; grandchild, Kevin Weatherspoon; and great-grandchild, Alex Weatherspoon. Preceded in death by parents, Marion and Corda (nee Ruth) Pollitt. Services were Nov. 4 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Memorials to: Bethel Tate Life Squad, 149 N. East St. Bethel, Ohio 45106.


Receiving stolen property


Your Community Press newspaper serving Bethel, Chilo, Felicity, Franklin Township, Moscow, Neville, Tate Township, Washington Township


At 2584 Sprague Road, Bethel, Oct. 27.

At 1962 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Oct. 9. At 2649 Sprague Road, Bethel, Oct. 27.







Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.

haber to Adam Brotheron & Cheryl Earls, $135,500. 2690 Ohio 232, Deutsche Bank, NA

to Gene Hehemann, 5.0100 acre, $171,000.


116 Harris Ave., Jennifer & David Harrison Jr. to Heather Johnson, 0.2880 acre, $122,900. 135 Morris St., Patrick Gray, et al. to Michael Davis & Rebekah Gettys, 0.2150 acre, $86,000.


1008 Ohio 222, Guardian Savings Bank to Brenda Roberts, $42,000.


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206 Main St., Chet Rayburn to Kimberly Schrode, $4,500.


2733 Davis Road, HSBC Bank USA to Joshua Watren & Stephanie Sandman, 1.9850 acre, $112,900. 613 Laura Drive, John & Dawn Faul-

PUBLIC NOTICE 1627 ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION IV-A OF ORDINUMBER NANCE 1592, SETTING THE RATES FOR WATER TAPS AND ADDING SECTION VII-O, SETTING THE FINES FOR METER TAMPERING, adopted 10/26/2009 by the Bethel Village Council. Complete details of the legislation are available upon request at the Municipal Fiscal Office, 120 N. Main St., Bethel, Ohio 45106. Mayor John Swarthout Fiscal Officer Angel Burton1001514694 LEGAL NOTICE The folowing Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last know addresses are as follows: U nit 0 3 6 , Christy L. Byrd, 1154 Beechridge Ct., Batavia, Ohio 45103 and Unit 073, K i m ball W. Holmes, Dr. Elmont 4659 Cincinnati, Ohio 45245 7568 LEGAL NOTICE Sheena Hatfield F42 2943 Clemons Farms Rd., Bethel, OH 45106; Vern Henson G 84 695 Milford Hills Drive, Milford, OH 45150; Keith A. Patton G30, 4593 Summerside Road, Apt. OH CIncinnati, 36, 45244; Ben Sayre F30 534 Old St. Rt. 74 CIncinnati, OH 45244; Richard C. Hamilton F 1 5 , 5685 Tricounty Hwy, Sardinia, OH 45171; Curtis L. Moore B27, 125 Starling Rd., Apt 2, Bethel, OH 45106. You are notified that hereby your personal belong ings stored at Eastside Storage, 4400 St. Rt. 222, Ste. A, Batavia, OH 45103; 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245; 1170 Ohio Pike, Amelia, OH 45102, will be sold for payment due. 1001517578


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November 12, 2009

Pregnancy Help Center fall fest dinner provides hope to many


Congresswoman Jean Schmidt and Clermont County Library executive director Dave Mezack look at one of the volumes of the health care reform bill at the Milford-Miami Township branch of the library Friday, Oct. 30

Schmidt brings health care reform to Clermont Congresswoman Jean Schmidt brought a copy of a 1,990 page national health care bill to the MilfordMiami Township Branch Library Friday, Oct. 30. The bill is working its way through Congress this week and Schmidt said she wanted residents to be able to read it first hand. “Every citizen should be

able to visually see the bill and have an opportunity to read the bill,” Schmidt said. Dave Mezack, executive director of the Clermont County Public Library, said the copy will travel throughout the library system to give residents from around the county a chance to read the bill.




One local agency is in full swing organizing its sixth annual Fall Fest Dinner Auction. This ever-growing event benefits the 138-plus clients seen each month at A Caring Place (ACP), a nonprofit, privately funded pregnancy help center serving families in need throughout Clermont County and eastern Hamilton County. The Center, 4446 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, opened its doors in 1998 and provides an array of free services and programs including free pregnancy tests, non-diagnostic ultrasounds, life-affirming options education, parenting classes, life skills financial classes, sexual integrity presentations, material assistance and much more. The dinner auction is set for Friday, Nov. 13, at Receptions Eastgate. Local meteorologist, Rich Apuzzo will once again serve as emcee. Table sponsorships are avail-


At the 2008 event are: From left, Carla Wood, board member; Rich Apuzzo, emcee; and Shawna Dunn, executive director. able at $400 for a table of 10 and individual reservations are $40 per person. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a huge selection of quality silent auction items. A buffet dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the called auction kicks off at 8 p.m. Consider entering the Bake-Off Contest. Judges award first, second and third place prizes and the top three winning entries will be auctioned. The remaining entries

will be available to guests for tasting or purchasing. A popular repeat attraction this year is the Live Auction Luxury Raffle. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $50 per ticket, which are on sale now. The winning ticket will be drawn at 8 p.m. and the winner will take home any live auction item they choose. Should all 100 tickets not be sold, the winning ticket holder will receive $500. Winner need not be present to win, but must be

Clermont child support roundup benefits children Throughout the month of August, Child Support Awareness Month, a special emphasis was given to locate those who were negligent in making child support payments. Those efforts resulted in the collection of $17,713

in overdue child support payments. “The seventh annual Clermont County Child Support Roundup was successful, resulting in the arrests of 116 individuals who were behind in making their child support

payments,” said Clermont Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Director Brenda Gilreath. “In addition, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate 41 child support offenders who are incarcerated in other state

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